Homestead Articles

 

HOMESTEAD
Survivalist, Prepper or Housewife
101 Basic Homesteading Skills
Cleaning Wool Rugs & Blankets With Snow
Save Your Back & Butt – The Must Have Tool for Pulling Fence Posts
A Tip For Sewing Buttons On Hand Knits
The Real Meaning Of “Tying Up Loose Ends”
Chamber Pots
Brass Beds
Homemade Peppermint Tooth Powder
A Morning Prayer

Typewritter Woman

Cranking Out GRANNY MILLER

SELF-RELIANCE & NON-ELECTRIC LIVING>

Oil Lamp Basics
The True Cost of Heating With Wood & Coal
Hand Protection When Loading Wood Stoves
Heating Your Home With Coal
Steel Ash Carrier – Keeping Valuable Wood Ashes Safe Until You Use Them
Cook Stove Basics
Non-Electric Drip Coffee Maker
Cook Stove Warmer
Preventing Rust On A Cook Stove
Oven Temperature Testing
Treadle Sewing Machine Advice
Butane Clothes Iron
How To Write Your Own Obituary




GARDEN FARMING

A Garden Planner for Home Food Preservation
The Difference Between Hybrid & Non Hybrid Seed
When To Plant A Garden
How To Test Seeds For Germination Rate
Starting Seeds
Do You Know Which Way Vines Grow?
Egg Shell Seeding Pots
Choosing A Successful Vegetable Garden Location
Reasons To Use a Broadfork In Your Garden
Aphids – What They Are & Ways To Control Them
Brussels Sprouts
How To Plant Asparagus
The Care & Feeding Of Asparagus
Foxgloves
How To Plant Daffodils
How To Propagate Plants by Stem Cuttings
How To Plant & Grow Garlic
Use This Simple Trick For Bigger Garlic
Kitchen Herb Garden
Borage – A Popular And Beautiful Potherb
Rosemary – The Herb Of Remembrance
Chamomile – Why You May Want To Grow It In Your Garden
How & When to Dry Herbs
Apple Trees – Selection, Planting & Basic Care
The Spacing Of Semi-Dwarf Apple Trees & Expert Advice
A Beginner’s Guide To Grafting
Mummy Apples
How To Feed & Fertilize Fruit Trees
How & When To Pick Pears
Forced Branches
Giant Hogweed
CHICKENS
Granny Miller Radio –
A Beginner’s Guide To Chickens
How To Keep Snakes Out Of The Chicken House
Chicken House Paint Job
Speckled Sussex Chickens
Pick The Best Day For Hatching Eggs
Feather Loss – Molting & Treading Marks in Chickens
DUCKS
Heritage Breed – Rouen Ducks
DAIRY GOATS
Goat or Cow? – Choosing the Right Homestead Dairy Animal
SHEEP
Foot Scald & Foot Rot In Sheep
Lambing – A Normal Delivery
Retained Placenta in Sheep & Goats – Treatment & Considerations
Care & Management Of Hypothermic Lambs & Kid Goats
How To Dock A Lamb’s Tail
Bottle Jaw – What You Need To Know
Healthy Sheep Feet
Black Badger Face Border Cheviot Lamb
Pick The Time Of Day When Lambs or Kids Are Born
How To Make A Ewe Accept Her Rejected Lamb
Ram Marking Harness
Raw Pumpkin Seeds As A Dewormer For Livestock
CATTLE
Dexter Cattle
Dexter Cattle Flaw – Bad Feet
Kerry Cattle
An Easy Trick To Pick A Calm Cow
Horns on Cattle
Fly Control in Pastured Cattle
Freemartin Heifer Calf
ANIMAL HEALTH & WELFARE
The Castration Of Bull Calves – The How & Why
How To Care For Umbilical Cords In Newborn Livestock
What You Can Do To Make Your Veterinarian’s Job Easier
How To Give Animal Injections
Common Veterinary Abbreviations, Words and What They Mean
Supplies To Keep Hand For An Animal Health Emergency
Keeping Animals Warm in Cold Temperatures
Small Animal & Livestock Euthanasia- What You Need To Know
SOMETHING GOOD TO EAT
Plyban Cheesecloth
How To Store Food With A Vacuum Sealer
FAQ Canning Questions
Why A Canning Jar Lid Will Come Unsealed
Why A Canning Jar Will Break During Canning
Crystals In Canned Grape Juice
A Guide To Canning & Freezing Tomatoes
How To Can & Freeze Green Beans
How To Can & Freeze Sweet Corn
How To Can Mushrooms
The Home Canning Of Rabbit, Chicken & Small Game
How to Can Grapefruit or Orange Sections
How To Use A Steam Juicer
Canning Grape Juice
How To Can Whole Apple Applesauce With A Pressure Canner
The Final Steps Of Skillful Home Canning
Jams & Jelly – The 4 Things That Make Them
Fast & Easy Elderberry Jelly Recipe
Making Jam Without Pectin
Pumpkin Butter
Storing Home Canned Foods
How To Preserve Eggs With Water Glass
How To Preserve Meat With A Crock
Keep Lemons Fresh In A Crock
How To Render Lard & Tallow
How To Restore Hard Honey
How To Make Foolproof Crock Pot Yogurt
Freezers
A Year’s Worth Of Food & Supplies
Peek Inside My Pantry – Use This Tool To Help You Plan A Year’s Worth Of Food & Supplies
2008 -2009 Pantry & Supplies List
RECIPES
Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Pie
Meatloaf With White Mushroom Gravy
Recipe For Plain Pastry Using Lard
Recipe For Apple Pie
Rice Pudding
Recipe For Fresh Blueberry Pie
Too Many Eggs & Impossible Pie
Recipe For Shoo-Fly Pie or Pebble Dash
Pound Cake Recipe
Snow Pancakes
Old-Fashioned Ginger Snap Cookies

OLD TIME WISDOM
50 Old Time Weather Proverbs & Signs
Planting By The Moon
Lightning Struck Wood
The Best Time For Setting Fence Posts
A Candlemas Day Farming Proverb
“A Year of Snow, A Year of Plenty”
The Best Time To Make Sauerkraut
Tiny Chicken Eggs – A Natural Phenomenon With A Spooky History
Pennsylvania German Superstitions
Old-Time Pennsylvania German Homestead Superstitions
Husband & Wife Trees
A Hornet Nest Winter Forecast
The Sacred Bird of January
Distaff Day

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